Connecting Citizens to Science

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State Completed
Duration 2014 - 2019
Project Leader(s)
Massey University

Project Summary

This project investigated citizen science as a tool for increasing opportunities for New Zealanders to become involved in science activities, as well as ways the strategic framework for citizen science could be improved.

The role of citizen science in natural hazard risk awareness, assessment, mitigation, and preparedness is being recognised as an important element of disaster risk reduction. Citizen science has potential as a collaborative resilience building activity that can help build the capacity of, and relationships between, individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for and respond to disasters. Specifically, citizen science can increase resilience by building the collective- and self-efficacy of individuals, organisations, and communities, as well as enhancing planning and coping mechanisms.

Resources from this project

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Exploring disaster resilience within the hotel sector: A case study of Wellington and Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

Nancy A. Brown, Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, Jane E. Rovins, Caroline Orchiston, David Johnston, Exploring disaster resilience within the hotel sector: A case study of Wellington and…

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Towards tsunami-safer schools in the Wellington region of New Zealand: evaluating drills and awareness programs.

Johnston D, Tarrant R, Tipler K, Lambie E, Crawford M, Johnson V, Becker J, Ronan K. 2016. Towards tsunami-safer schools in the Wellington region of…

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Preparedness of small to medium-sized enterprises to earthquake disaster: Napier and Dunedin case studies.

Egbelakin T, Poshdar M, Walsh KQ, Ingham J, Johnston D, Becker J, Mbachu J, Rasheed E. 2018. Preparation of small to medium-sized enterprises to earthquake…

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Citizen science as a catalyst for community resilience building: two tsunami case studies

Doyle EEH, Lambie E, Orchiston C, Becker J, McLaren L, Johnston D, Leonard G. 2020. Citizen science as a catalyst for community resilience building: a…

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Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: A qualitative systematic thematic review

Doyle EEH, Johnston DM, Smith R, Paton D. 2019. Communicating model uncertainty for natural hazards: a qualitative systematic thematic review. International Journal of Disaster Risk…

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A Citizen Science Initiative to Understand Community Response to the Kaikōura Earthquake and Tsunami Warning in Petone and Eastbourne, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Blake D, Johnston D, Leonard G, McLaren L, Becker J. 2018. A citizen science Initiative to understand community response to the Kaikōura earthquake and tsunami…

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